If your bath is fitted against a wall then one problem you may have come across is the sealant splitting. If left unattended this can lead to leaks, as well as the build up of dirt and mould. Not good!
Why do splits happen?
Be it a roll top bath or a flat top variety, the style of the bath will not be the culprit to this problem. It is instead the method in which the sealant is applied. Splits occur when the weight of the bath is too great, causing the load of the bath to pull on the sealant and make it crack.
It’s a simple one. All you need to do is fill the bath before the sealant is applied and leave the bath full as it dries. This will ensure that you apply enough sealant in the first place to bridge the gap between the bath and the wall while it is at its full capacity. Once the sealant is completely dry you can then empty the tub.
You may also be interested on reading our guide to applying the perfect seal in your bathroom, here.
Author: Laura Davis